By David Porter
Throughout the community engagement process for the Task Force on Flexible Education (TFFE), we’ve encountered many exciting initiatives across the SFU campuses. Some of them deal with the future of teaching resources, textbooks, digital instructional resources and e-books.
We’ve noted student interest in open textbooks and a desire to lower textbook and instructional resource costs associated with taking courses. We’ve noted the Bookstore’s interest in changing its delivery model for instructional resources, too. And, we’ve had discussions with the Library about its interest in supporting open access and open educational resources at SFU.
In an effort to consider these interests collectively, the TFFE team has written a short discussion paper that explores whether a new digital infrastructure for teaching and learning resources would be of benefit at SFU, and we’re inviting input on the draft discussion paper.